What are some good sour beers?

What is the most popular sour beer?

Popular sour brands include Westbrook Gose and Breakside Brewing Passionfruit Sour Ale. Cantillon Lambic, from the 1900 Belgian brewery, is one of the world’s most famous sour beers. American breweries such as Hudson Valley, The Bruery, and Wicked Weed produce several sour beers.

Why is sour beer expensive?

Why are sour beers so expensive? Instead of traditional ale and lager yeast strains, souring “agents,” bacteria like Lactobacillus and Pediococcus as well as the funky, non-spore forming yeast Brettanomyces, handle fermentation. … High prices aren’t the only thing holding sours back.

Is sour beer healthy?

There’s only one kind of beer that contains those probiotics people are raving about: Sour Beer. … When added to beer it gives it a probiotic boost and a tart and funky flavor. Adding more probiotic-rich foods and beverages can have huge benefits on gut health.

How long do sour beers last?

Since sour beers are acidic (similar pH to wine) and have very little hops, they can age well over years. Both sour beers can be stored in a cool dark place for up to five years. It will maintain its quality and becomes gradually fruitier.

Are Gose and sour beers the same?

Graham: All Goses are sours, but not all sours are Goses. Without getting too complicated, Goses contain an addition of salt (and traditionally coriander) at some point during the brewing or fermentation process—this is what lends a Gose its salinity.

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How do you sweeten a sour beer?

Add a flavor syrup to the beer when pouring in the glass… cherry, raspberry, etc… You could use a non-caloric sweetener such as xylitol. Xylitol may work, but be aware that it does have a laxative effect in a certain percentage of people and is basically toxic to dogs.

What beers are not sour?

10 Beers to Try If You Hate the Taste of Beer

  1. Corona with a Lime. PIN IT. …
  2. Abita Purple Haze. Purple Haze is a lager brewed with real raspberries, which gives the beer its distinct fruity aroma and tartly sweet taste. …
  3. Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. …
  4. Bud Light Lime. …
  5. Shock Top. …
  6. Landshark IPA. …
  7. Blue Moon. …
  8. Abita Strawberry Lager.

What is a fruity sour beer?

Fruited sours are complex, funky beers that have mimicked decadent treats from cheesecake to berries and cream and beyond. … While fermenting in these lidless tanks the beer picked up natural microbes and wild yeast in the air that actually gave a distinct funkiness to the final flavor.